The state of Texas this summer approved more than $513 million for four North San Antonio-area road improvement projects as part of a $142 billion investment for projects statewide.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Aug. 17 said the record $142 billion includes a $100 billion 10-year statewide roadway construction plan that the Texas Department of Transportation is overseeing to enhance safety, improve congestion and connectivity.
The state’s 10-year road construction plan allocates money for the following North San Antonio projects. The Loop 1604 expansion is already underway, with work currently focused west of U.S. 281.
- $55.5 million Loop 1604 expansion from 2 miles west of U.S. 281 to the 281 interchange
- $126.1 million upgrades at US 281 and Redland Road
- $151.2 million upgrades at San Pedro Avenue where it joins US 281
- $180.1 million Loop 1604 expansion from Redland Road to Judson Road
By the numbers
Abbott said this is a $25 billion increase in total road improvement investment from the previous year.
According to a news release, the $10 billion-plus average annual investment programmed in the statewide transportation plan is expected to yield an estimated $18.8 billion yearly in economic benefits, over the next 10 years. These benefits are a result of increased labor income and business output, and the addition of 70,500 direct and indirect jobs, the release states.